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Liz calls for support for developing countries during Coronavirus crisis

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, developing countries are now at serious risk. Many of these countries do not have developed healthcare systems or access to basic facilities to enable people to regularly wash their hands, both of which are essential for dealing with the pandemic. 

That is why I have joined over 200 MP’s in asking the Prime Minister to show leadership in supporting developing countries, including by committing financial and political backing to the UN’s $2billion Global Humanitarian Response Plan for Covid-19, scaling up public health promotions in developing countries, championing and funding locally-led humanitarian responses to ensure communities have access to everything they need, and supporting the UN Secretary Generals call for a global ceasefire.

You can read the full letter here.